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EWING FAMILY HISTORY

The Maskells are of English and French descent.  Mary's Grandfather, Thomas Maskell, born in 1638, immigrated to America and settled in Connecticut.

 

The Ancestors of Mary Maskell (1701-1784)

1. Mary MASKELL was born 4 Sep 1701 in Greenwich, NJ. She died 17 Dec 1784 in Cumberland Co., New Jersey. Mary was buried in Presbyterian Churchyard, Greenwich, New Jersey. 1. Mary MASKELL was born 4 Sep 1701 in Greenwich, NJ. She died 17 Dec 1784 in Cumberland Co., New Jersey. Mary was buried in Presbyterian Churchyard, Greenwich, New Jersey.

Second Generation (Parents)

2. Thomas Jr. MASKELL was born 2 Jan 1665 or 66 in Simsbury, CT . He died 2 Jan 1732 or 33 in Greenwich, NJ. 2. Thomas Jr. MASKELL was born 2 Jan 1665 or 66 in Simsbury, CT . He died 2 Jan 1732 or 33 in Greenwich, NJ. 2. Thomas Jr. MASKELL was born 2 Jan 1665 or 66 in Simsbury, CT . He died 2 Jan 1732 or 33 in Greenwich, NJ.

Notes: Thomas crossed the sound from Connecticut and took up residence at East Hampton on Long Island. He there married Clemons Scudder by whom he had one son named Constant and a daughter named Clemons. He then moved to New England Town, now Fairton near Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey, where he became a heavy property holder and respected citizen.

On April 4th, 1717, he and Henry Joyce received from Jeremiah Bacon "A deed for one acre of land in trust for the people called Presbyterians on the North side of the Cohansey River, to build and establish a meeting house for the public worship of God." The substantial brick building was erected in 1735 and established the Presbyterian Church of Greenwich, New Jersey. Thomas and his son, Clemons, as well as Thomas Ewing, Mercy Maskell, Thomas Padgett and James Caruthers were members of this organization and liberal contributors.

Sometime after his settlement in New Jersey, Thomas Maskell's wife Clemons died. Afterward, in 1700, he married Mercy Stathem and had three daughters.

Thomas married Clemons SCUDDER.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Constant MASKELL (-)

2. Clemons MASKELL (-)

Thomas also married Mercy STATHEM, daughter of Thomas STATHEM and Ruth UDELL, in 1695.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Mary MASKELL (1701-1784)

2. Mercy MASKELL (1703-1755)

3. Abigail MASKELL (1707-)

4. Daniel MASKELL (-)

5. Thomas MASKELL III (-)

3. Mercy STATHEM died 20 Apr 1741. 3. Mercy STATHEM died 20 Apr 1741.

Mercy married Thomas Jr. MASKELL, son of Thomas MASKELL and Bathia PARSONS, in 1695.

 

Third Generation (Grandparents)

4. Thomas MASKELL was born 1638 in England. He died Aug 1671 in Simsbury, CT. 4. Thomas MASKELL was born 1638 in England. He died Aug 1671 in Simsbury, CT.

Notes: Shortly after the settlement of New England, Thomas Maskell came from England and settled in Connecticut.

Thomas married Bathia PARSONS, daughter of Thomas PARSONS and Lydia BROWN, in 1658 in Connecticut.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Bathia MASKELL (1660-1674)

2. Thomas MASKELL (1661-1664)

3. Abigail MASKELL (1663-)

4. Thomas Jr. MASKELL (1665-1732)

5. Elizabeth MASKELL (-)

5. Bathia PARSONS was born 21 May 1642 in Windsor, CT. She died 11 Aug 1708 in (Could Have Been After This Date). 5. Bathia PARSONS was born 21 May 1642 in Windsor, CT. She died 11 Aug 1708 in (Could Have Been After This Date).

Bathia married Thomas MASKELL, son of Unknown and Unknown, in 1658 in Connecticut.

6. Thomas STATHEM was born 1641 in England. He died 1696. 6. Thomas STATHEM was born 1641 in England. He died 1696.

From Richard Statham's research:   (See list of contributors) It is not for certain whether it was Thomas Stathem or his father Thomas who came from England shortly after the settlement of New England. He moved to a place called Stathem's Neck, now in Cumberland County, New Jersey. He and his wife, Ruth Udell, had four sons and two daughters.

Thomas was High Sheriff of Westchester NY in 1690, before it was incorporated into NYC. He is in O'Callaghans List of the Inhabitants of Colonial NY and many others. He had a farm of 103 acres (now the Bronx Zoo) on Fordham Manor bought from his good friend, John Archer in 1676 (earliest documented fact) with a loan from Cornelius Steenwyk, the mayor of NY City. He then went to Stathems Neck NJ near Cohansey and Greenwich NJ in 1694. It is believed he joined his father Thomas since the name Stathems Neck predates 1685. Thomas and Ruth are buried in an asparagus field at Stathems Neck - the tombstones are long gone (according to letters from Miss Sarah F. Ware to Col. Harlan R. Statham 1950's - 1960's) Miss Ware was a life long resident of Bridgeton NJ and worked many years at the Cumberland Co. Court House. She is a cousin of the Stathems whose ancestors came with William Penn in 1685. Much of what the Stathem family knows of it's roots came from her great efforts in dim and dusty files for many years.

When Richard Statham and his wife visited Greenwich NJ in 1993 they found several Stathems at the Presbyterian Church there. It is across the road from the 'old Stathem store' (1880s by Dr Stathem whose house is next door with his name in wrought iron on the step). The store was owned then by a 60 yr old Maskell lady, a cousin. She knew Miss Sarah Ware and knew they were related.  Many other Stathems (1700s-1800s) are buried at the nearby Baptist Church. Mercy,s house still exists nearby.

Richard Statham has also spent some time looking up medieval Stathams (the original spelling). The Maskells are believed to be the de Masce de Sale family who were Normans as were the Stathams (orginally St Sauver's from Cotentin Normany). The Maskells and Stathams go a long way back together and were in the Cheshire/Derby area.

Anyone interested in the Stathems should contact Richard Stathem, who is most willing to share information and compare research.

Thomas married Ruth UDELL in 1671 in New England.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Mercy STATHEM (-1741)

2. Mary STATHEM (-)

3. Hugh STATHEM (-)

4. Thomas STATHEM Jr. (-1749)

5. Zebulon STATHEM (-1721)

6. Phillip STATHEM (1672-1717)

7. Ruth UDELL . 7. Ruth UDELL .

Notes: It is known that Ruth Udell was alive in 1696 at the death of Thomas.

Ruth is said to be the daughter of (Sir?) Philip Udell/Udall/Udale/Udoll of Huntington Long Island (ref NY Historical Manuscript Minutes of Mayors Court of NY 1674-5, 1983 Gen Pub Co.) but "Odells" were neighbors of Stathems at Fordham Manor. This makes Ruth a bit of a puzzle.

Ruth married Thomas STATHEM in 1671 in New England.

 

Fourth Generation (Great Grandparents)

10. Thomas PARSONS was born 1608 in Beaminster, Dorset, England (Maybe 1609). He died 23 Sep 1661 in Windsor CT. 10. Thomas PARSONS was born 1608 in Beaminster, Dorset, England (Maybe 1609). He died 23 Sep 1661 in Windsor CT.

Thomas married Lydia BROWN, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, in 1641.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Bathia PARSONS (1642-1708)

2. Abigail PARSONS (1643-)

3. Thomas Jr. PARSONS (1645-1659)

4. John PARSONS (1647-1693)

11. Lydia BROWN was born 1616 in England. She died 14 Jun 1674. 11. Lydia BROWN was born 1616 in England. She died 14 Jun 1674.

Lydia married Thomas PARSONS, son of William PARSONS and Margaret HOSKINS, in 1641.

 

Fifth Generation (Great Great Grandparents)

20. William PARSONS was born 1570 in Great Torrington, Devonshire, England. He died 19 Feb 1653 in Beaminster, Dorset, England (Maybe 1554). 20. William PARSONS was born 1570 in Great Torrington, Devonshire, England. He died 19 Feb 1653 in Beaminster, Dorset, England (Maybe 1554).

William married Margaret HOSKINS, daughter of Robert HOSKINS and Margaret, on 15 Nov 1602 in St. Mary's Beaminster, Dorset, England.

Children from this marriage were:

1. William Jr. PARSONS (1604-1655)

2. Thomas PARSONS (1608-1661)

3. Christopher PARSONS (1612-1660)

4. Maria PARSONS (1617-1669)

5. Cornet Joseph PARSONS (1620-1683)

6. Deacon Benjamin PARSONS (1625-1689)

21. Margaret HOSKINS was born 1570 in Beaminster, Dorset, England. She died 15 Apr 1665 in Beaminster, Dorset England. 21. Margaret HOSKINS was born 1570 in Beaminster, Dorset, England. She died 15 Apr 1665 in Beaminster, Dorset England.

Margaret married William PARSONS on 15 Nov 1602 in St. Mary's Beaminster, Dorset, England.

 

Sixth Generation (3rd Great Grandparents)

42. Robert HOSKINS was born 1550 in Beaminster, Dorset, England. He died Sep 1617 in Beaminster, Dorset, England. 42. Robert HOSKINS was born 1550 in Beaminster, Dorset, England. He died Sep 1617 in Beaminster, Dorset, England.

Robert married Margaret.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Margaret HOSKINS (1570-1665)

2. Mathew HOSKINS (-)

3. Edith HOSKINS (-)

4. John HOSKINS (-)

5. Mary HOSKINS (-)

43. Margaret __________ was born 1551 in Beaminster, Dorset, England. She died 7 Jan 1587 in Beaminster, Dorset, England (Maybe 1588). 43. Margaret __________ was born 1551 in Beaminster, Dorset, England. She died 7 Jan 1587 in Beaminster, Dorset, England (Maybe 1588).

Margaret married Robert HOSKINS, son of William HOSKINS and Edith ????.

 

Seventh Generation (4th Great Grandparents)

84. William HOSKINS was born 1530 in England (Approx Date). He died 1591 in Beaminster, Dorset, England (Approx Date). 84. William HOSKINS was born 1530 in England (Approx Date). He died 1591 in Beaminster, Dorset, England (Approx Date).

William married Edith

Children from this marriage were:

1. Robert HOSKINS (1550-1617)

85. Edith . 85. Edith .

Edith married William HOSKINS.

 

 

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